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The weather was a little cool & windy. I wore a dress & heels. So did my 11 year old daughter. My son & husband wore button-up shirts, ties, and slacks, but no jacket. .
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"From the Top" With Christopher O'Riley: Live Taping
17 ratings
4.7 average rating
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48 events
21 reviews
79 stars
attended Jan 18 2014

My seats were excellent - in the orchestra. I listen to the program on KUSC and seeing/hearing it in person was delightful. In addition to single musicians (all of whom were very good) they had the winning chorus from Flintridge-La Canada high...continued

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45 events
20 reviews
6 stars
attended Jan 18 2014

I truely enjoyed this program. The youth musicians we heard were just so talented. And, they were all very eloquent and professional when speaking with Chris before and after their performances. I liked the lightheartedness of the interviews...continued

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47 events
41 reviews
9 stars
attended Jan 18 2014

I looked forward to this event from listening the the radio show on KUSC 91.5 on Sundays at 6PM. The young artists were, as expected, fantastic and made future radio listening even more meaningful. The seats were up in the highest tier, but...continued

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Michael Jon Bennett, organ 

Age 15 from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, attending pre-college division at Juilliard in New York City, recipient of From the Tops’ Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award 

Dietrich Buxtehude: Praeludium in G Minor BuxWV 163 

La Cañada High School Chamber Singers 

Chosen by vote through KUSC’s Local Vocals competition, La Cañada High School Chamber Singers competed against 23 high school choirs from across Southern California for the opportunity to perform. 

Samuel Barber: “Under the Willow Tree” 

Eric Whitacre: “With a Lily in Your Hand” 

Pacific Symphony flute feature 

Benjamin Smolen, Pacific Symphony Principal Flutist and From the Top Alum 

Ramakrishnan Kumaran, Pacific Symphony Youth Ensemble Flutist 

Christopher O’Riley, piano 

Franz Doppler: Rondo from Andante et Rondo Op. 25 

Anna Boonyanit, piano 

Age 14 from Redwood City, Calif. 

Igor Stravinsky: II. Chez Pétrouchka 

Ila Shon, cello *

  • Age 16 from San Francisco, Calif. Accompanied by Christopher O’Riley, piano. 

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Sonata in G Minor for Cello and Piano Op. 19 

Idyllwild Arts Academy Piano Trio (coached by Nelms McKelvain) 

Yu-Ming (Andrew) Ma, violin 

Wei-An (Vian) Hung, cello 

Vuthithorn (In) Chinthammit, piano

Paul Schoenfield: Presto from Café Music

About the Ticket Supplier: Pacific Symphony

Pacific Symphony, celebrating its 37th season in 2015-16, is led by music director Carl St.Clair. The largest orchestra formed in the U.S. in the last 40 years, the Symphony is recognized as an outstanding ensemble making strides on both the national and international scene, as well as in its own burgeoning community of Orange County. Presenting more than 100 concerts a year and a rich array of education and community programs, the Symphony reaches more than 275,000 residents — from schoolchildren to senior citizens.